Cross-contamination of clinical specimens with Bacillus anthracis during a laboratory proficiency test--Idaho, 2006.

@article{2008CrosscontaminationOC,
  title={Cross-contamination of clinical specimens with Bacillus anthracis during a laboratory proficiency test--Idaho, 2006.},
  author={},
  journal={MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report},
  year={2008},
  volume={57 36},
  pages={
          993-5
        }
}
  • Published in MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report 2008
On July 18, 2006, the Utah Department of Health notified epidemiologists at the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare that Bacillus anthracis, the causative agent for anthrax, had been isolated from a patient. On the same day, the Idaho epidemiologists were notified by the Idaho Bureau of Laboratories of a specimen from a second patient received for anthrax testing. The two reports resulted briefly in alerts to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and precautionary treatment of one of the… CONTINUE READING

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